WATCH: Lugo goalkeeper Juan Carlos Martin scores a goal from his own half

WATCH: Lugo goalkeeper Juan Carlos Martin scores a goal from his own half

WATCH: Lugo goalkeeper Juan Carlos Martin scores a goal from his own half

Coming as a very late contender for 2018 goal of the year, goalkeeper Juan Carlos Martin was able to utterly confuse his opponent, scoring into the opposition goal from a shot that came from his own half. It was expected that Segunda Division journeyman Juan Carlos Martin was coming out of his box in order to distribute the ball cleanly to one of his back four or maybe even blast the ball into the opposition area in the style we usually see from Ederson at Manchester City and Alisson Becker at Liverpool. While these two options would have made far more sense, the stadium erupted when Martin not only attempted a shot at the opposition goal, but also managed to pelt it into the top corner, leaving the other number 1 with no chance of saving the shot.

The video has seen a lot of praise from the Spanish press, football fans across the globe, and fellow goalkeepers, who regularly dream of scoring goals of their own but never get the chance. Past years have seen us amazed by goals from Asmir Begovic and Paul Robinson back in England, so it’s fair to let the Lugo goalkeeper enjoy this absolute peach of a strike!

(Video courtesy of @LaLigaEN)
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